3 treated after water heater catches fire

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GASTONIA, N.C. - Three people in Gastonia were taken to the hospital after a heater caught fire on Sunday.

The fire department sent Eyewitness News a picture of the damage left near the water heater.  Firefighters said combustible materials were too close to the water heater.

Firefighters said the apartment had about $20,000 worth of damage. 

The three people transported were treated for breathing in smoke.